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Got a late start but headed to Biloxi Marsh mid-morning yesterday. Saw plenty of boats running around, with most fisherman indicating clean water not to be found. Took a bayou further into the middle of the marsh and found some decent water in a 2.5 foot pond. Buddy caught a few small trout and all I got was a stingray, but the trout had us believing the water was sufficiently clean and saline. Fished a few other places with only gafftops to be caught over old Le Petit Island. Headed back to pond for evening bite as moon was rising. Caught a dozen or so specs (only 6 keepers), 4 sheepshead and a dozen or so reds, including a 31 inch bull that yours truly happened to hook. Kept 3 rat reds, 2 sheepshead and six trout for a few good suppers. On the way back to Rigolets Island, Lake Borgne was calm. 40 minutes from mouth of bayou to Rigolets Island!

May 02 at 2:04pm

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April 30 at 8:24am

Another hog bites the dust! Saw several black hogs while bowhunting up in MS two weeks ago and went back last week with my 45-90. Right at sundown, this nice 150# boar showed up feeding away from me. Texas heart shot with Rem 405gr JSP travelled the length of him, coming out his cheek. Dropped like a sack of potatoes. Neighbor came to pick him up as he processes hogs whenever he gets a chance. Great chops!!! Trying to get back to fishing due to warm weather, as bowhunting has been interesting but not very productive. Seeing lots of does with fawns or yearlings, and a few young bucks. Should be a good year!!!!

November 22, 2019 at 8:12am

Sure wish Tropical Storm Barry would suck all this fresh water out of here and send it to Mexico!!!!!!!

July 11, 2019 at 8:17pm

Say, where's the best place to have a depthfinder installed on my bow??? St. Tammany Marine did a great job installing my dash mounted Garmin, but they are no longer in business. I just want a simple depthfinder for the bow and any suggestions would be appreciated.

June 23, 2019 at 8:53pm

Please provide input or experience. Noticed an interesting phenomena last night. Fished my buddy's dock over in the Rigolets. He recently replaced all his dock lights with very bright LEDs. Caught a few fish, but noticed few strikes or surface action under our lights. Also, no bugs swarming around the big, bright LED lights. Across the canal, bugs were swarming his neighbors rather yellow lights. Also noticed more fish activity and the occasional strike of a game fish under the neighbors lights. Water depth in both places is quite similar, around 4' and deepening as you go out from the dock. Then it got really interesting! All night long the mullet were jumping everywhere, except under our big LED lights. They stayed out some 50 yards from our dock. When I turned the lights off, the mullet moved within 5 yards of the dock and were making a heck of a lot of racket RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOCK! Were the new, bright LEDs scaring away the fish??? Thanks for your input.

April 11, 2019 at 10:03am

Anyone fishing the Rigolets or Lake Catherine? Made a few short trips over there in the last couple of weeks but saw no other boats. Water was very fresh to the taste and fish activity was rather minimal. Caught one nice 26' red on a rattle trap and several smaller reds. Managed one barely legal spec.

March 05, 2019 at 8:28am

Had a fun but exhausting trip with my buddy, the Dentist, today. No tide and lots of wind from the East by 8am made fishing conditions tough today, but we caught PLENTY of fish. Unfortunately, only two made it in the ice chest, a 20' red and a nice flounder.

Caught the heck out of big GafTops on pearl minnow Gulp. Kept losing tails of the minnow to needlefish, though I managed to hook three. Also caught ladyfish, several limits of small reds (too small to keep), only a few 10' trout, croaker, pinfish and one 3 lb flounder. Interestingly, not a hard head cat was caught. Just fun fishing with a good friend - that's what it's all about!!!

Look forward to taking the Miss Kitti back out when conditions improve.

September 11, 2018 at 5:54pm

Tough day at Delacroix yesterday. Launched out of Sweetwater and headed toward Black Bay. High tide around noon, but water was still quite stained. Within an hour, water was moving out, full of moss and pretty dirty. Caught one bull red but couldn't keep the Gulp from the Gaftops. Water salinity tasted like 10 ppm, about like the potable water in Leeville. Only caught two trout which wouldn't reach 10 in. Caught a record Gaftop (smallest I've ever caught) on a 1/8 in jig & Matrix Shad (see pic). Bait was everywhere so I figured it was just a bad moon. That's why they call it fishing!!!

July 26, 2018 at 7:51am

Anyone know where you can buy a GOOD catfish flipper. I used to have some that were galvanized with a rubber grip. All I can find are the cheap H&H aluminum ones. Hasn't someone made them out of stainless??? Thanks!

July 04, 2015 at 8:16am

Gabriel, Michael & Hope Redmann from Destin, Florida, enjoyed a fantastic fishing trip out of Sweetwater Marina on June 16th & 17th, accompanied by their Dad, Major Kerry Redmann, III (USAF ret) and Grandpa Kerry Redmann, Jr. Uncle Kris Redmann guided them to small trout & drum Tuesday morning, with strong SE winds muddying the water requiring several relocations. The afternoon seemed more of the same, with the kids catching an interesting variety including croaker, stingray & a 4' garfish. However, Capt. Jack Payne III at Sweetwater Marina suggested a spot to take the children for fun with reds & drum Wednesday morning. This resulted in a large ice chest of reds & drum after two hours of constant action. Once the chest was filled, the children began catch & release during another hour of action. A great time was had by all!

June 19, 2015 at 7:29pm

Wanted to get some opinions on what folks think is the best light saltwater spinning reel - mainly for specs & reds. I know the Shimano Stradic is a fine reel, as I've fished with one for years. Kind of a flimsy drag, though-burned one up on the third bull red caught that day. Don't want to spend the bucks for a Stella-that price is ridiculous.

Have been pleased with the Fin-Nor megalite, but it's hard to get parts for them. Fin-Nor's Ahab 8 would be great, but I think it's too heavy. Haven't used a Van Staal. Daiwa's always made a great spinning reel, but I've lost track of the models. Would rather BUY AMERICAN! What do ya'll think???

August 09, 2012 at 10:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Found Tackle Box - Hwy 90 in response to a report titled: Found Tackle Box - Hwy 90

Thanks for your honesty, Mr. Roberts!!!

July 11 at 7:54am
A comment titled: Re: Great day to be on water in response to a report titled: Great day to be on water

Great catch, Wiz! Always good to be on the water!

July 09 at 4:57pm

Winds weren't too bad? West wind has been looking lousy.

July 09 at 2:29pm
A comment titled: Re: Bayou Lacombe Bassing Trip 7 3 2020 in response to a report titled: Bayou Lacombe Bassing Trip 7 3 2020

Forgot to tell 'em about the neat wildlife we got to see yesterday, Mande. In addition to all the tree ducks, an eagle, some gators and a big flock of lesser Canada geese that we motored right past without them flinching, we rounded a curve in Bayou Lacombe and watched a big bobcat scamper away toward a house. Really neat to see that bobcat in the middle of a lot yesterday morning. Had a great time as usual! CCAguns

July 04 at 7:21am

3 years old? Well he can wait a few years to learn. Good to teach the early - by 7 or 8 he’ll be ready!!!

June 30 at 10:15pm

Grandson hasn’t learned to clean them yet??? Can’t coddle ‘em!!!

June 30 at 4:28pm
A comment titled: Re: Good Morning Hopedale in response to a report titled: Good Morning Hopedale

Looks like y'all had fun! Got to catch fish when the kids are along, so shrimp can help the cause.

June 27 at 6:42pm

Good luck, Mande! Show dem Jays!!!!

June 26 at 9:33pm

That was my thinking. Never saw one with a net!!!

June 24 at 7:59pm
A comment titled: Re: Prop Damage in response to a report titled: Prop Damage

Agreed. Go buy a good spare or even an aluminum one if only a short trip. The imbalance will probably wear on bearings if not shaft!!!

June 24 at 1:44pm
A comment titled: Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020 in response to a report titled: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020

My buddy, Pete, fished the I-10 bridge this morning but just picked up a couple of reds - no trout Good luck!

June 17 at 7:08pm
A comment titled: Re: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020 in response to a report titled: No red(emption)for Me,GB3,? 6 16 2020

You gotta put it in the right hole, Guys!!!!!!

June 17 at 11:48am
A comment titled: Re: Fine Bass Lake Liberty Trace in response to a report titled: Fine Bass Lake Liberty Trace

Enjoyed having you up at Liberty Trace, Mande. That fine smoked venison sausage was from Vine's in Centreville, about 6 miles down the road. Too bad we didn't catch any big ones but they just weren't feeding with that big high pressure system hanging in. We'll do it again!

June 14 at 5:23pm

Look great!!!

June 09 at 9:32pm

Salinity levels up around 12 in Rigolets according to Buoy. Got a few options for fishing Friday as wind will turn around to NE on Thursday after settling down Wednesday. Forecasting NE at 10 mph Friday so we'll discuss options when you're available.

June 08 at 10:54am

Jigheads look great, Son! Can't wait to waylay some specs with 'em!!!

June 07 at 6:20pm
A comment titled: Re: No red(emption)today 6 5 2020 in response to a report titled: No red(emption)today 6 5 2020

Cute play on words, Mandevillian! Caught my Garmin echoMAP Plus 94sv today from the UPS man and got very excited as it will fit in space on my console without moving my Ritchie Compass!!! West Marine had Memorial Day sale and marked them down $300. If Cristobal doesn't affect us much, it should be installed and ready to fish next week, with my old Garmin 545S mounted on the bow!!!!

June 05 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Great morning on da water in response to a report titled: Great morning on da water

Nice catch, Wiz. Beautiful plump reds! Guess we're gonna have to head down that way after the storm. Lady P was void of all but one small red yesterday morning, which Mandevillian took with his homemade spinner. In what turned out to be an unprecedented angling adventure, I SCRATCHED!!!! Obviously, the world has gone CRAZY!!!!

June 05 at 5:36am

Great video, Tommy. Mandevillian brought this up at the Slidell LDWF meeting but got no support from the charter captains there. I received one of the LDWF surveys and blasted the pogey boat fishing. It should not be allowed in State waters! They ruined the fishing in the West Bay area back in the mid 1980's, killing millions of trout, redfish, flounder, croakers, etc. I witnessed this personally but could get no response from LDWF. The purse seines are illegal, so why let pogey boats use them. Our politicians are in bed with them or it would be illegal for them to work in State waters. Too many of our shorelines have shallow water out five miles, and pogey fishing destroys the gamefish when they pogey fish closer to our shores. THanks again for your video, Tommy. Eliminate pogey fishing in State waters!!!!!

May 30 at 3:15pm

Appreciate the crab float warning!

May 29 at 7:01am
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